The fact is they've had years since they said it was coming, no assumptions or extrapolations from the community, it's what they said. Does they include Grouch, or anyone even still at ANet? Who knows, but it's still the collective they. If this is the product of those years then we have problems.
Indeed, it's beta. However, what many who are having an adverse reaction to are doing is putting what happened in the context of what's happened for 9 years; an inability to connect with the community and follow through with professionally delivered experiences. There's no wild assumptions being